Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,310 196,574 196,673 195,310 196,307 196,392 196,482 196,574 196,673

Civilian labor force

123,443 123,089 124,087 123,278 124,119 123,875 123,739 123,510 123,875

Participation rate

63.2 62.6 63.1 63.1 63.2 63.1 63.0 62.8 63.0

Employed

117,029 117,642 118,457 116,662 118,035 117,992 117,886 117,719 118,048

Employment-population ratio

59.9 59.8 60.2 59.7 60.1 60.1 60.0 59.9 60.0

Unemployed

6,414 5,448 5,630 6,617 6,084 5,883 5,853 5,791 5,827

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.4 4.5 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7

Not in labor force

71,867 73,484 72,586 72,031 72,189 72,517 72,743 73,064 72,798

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,482 64,613 64,942 64,332 64,871 64,920 64,899 64,764 64,790

Participation rate

72.4 72.0 72.3 72.2 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.2 72.2

Employed

61,389 61,870 62,297 61,129 61,953 62,015 62,023 61,919 62,037

Employment-population ratio

68.9 69.0 69.4 68.6 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.0 69.1

Unemployed

3,094 2,744 2,645 3,203 2,918 2,906 2,876 2,845 2,753

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.2 4.1 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,599 54,238 54,619 54,508 54,683 54,401 54,256 54,198 54,481

Participation rate

58.2 57.4 57.7 58.1 57.9 57.6 57.4 57.3 57.6

Employed

52,043 52,115 52,347 51,850 52,267 52,105 51,998 51,912 52,121

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.1 55.3 55.3 55.4 55.2 55.0 54.9 55.1

Unemployed

2,556 2,123 2,271 2,657 2,416 2,296 2,258 2,286 2,359

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.9 4.2 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,361 4,239 4,526 4,439 4,565 4,554 4,584 4,548 4,604

Participation rate

35.2 34.4 36.7 35.8 37.0 36.9 37.2 36.9 37.4

Employed

3,598 3,657 3,812 3,682 3,814 3,872 3,865 3,888 3,890

Employment-population ratio

29.0 29.7 30.9 29.7 30.9 31.4 31.3 31.5 31.6

Unemployed

763 582 714 757 751 682 719 660 714

Unemployment rate

17.5 13.7 15.8 17.0 16.4 15.0 15.7 14.5 15.5

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,787 31,293 31,326 30,787 31,188 31,222 31,257 31,293 31,326

Civilian labor force

18,717 19,380 19,443 18,747 19,040 19,101 19,055 19,397 19,428

Participation rate

60.8 61.9 62.1 60.9 61.0 61.2 61.0 62.0 62.0

Employed

16,618 17,648 17,489 16,604 17,071 17,122 17,129 17,529 17,441

Employment-population ratio

54.0 56.4 55.8 53.9 54.7 54.8 54.8 56.0 55.7

Unemployed

2,099 1,731 1,953 2,143 1,969 1,979 1,926 1,868 1,988

Unemployment rate

11.2 8.9 10.0 11.4 10.3 10.4 10.1 9.6 10.2

Not in labor force

12,070 11,913 11,883 12,041 12,148 12,122 12,202 11,896 11,898

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,516 8,868 8,927 8,519 8,676 8,710 8,711 8,926 8,905

Participation rate

66.9 68.3 68.7 67.0 67.1 67.3 67.2 68.7 68.5

Employed

7,516 8,095 7,994 7,536 7,757 7,805 7,841 8,109 7,995

Employment-population ratio

59.1 62.3 61.5 59.2 60.0 60.3 60.5 62.5 61.5

Unemployed

1,000 773 933 983 919 905 870 817 911

Unemployment rate

11.7 8.7 10.5 11.5 10.6 10.4 10.0 9.2 10.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,504 9,868 9,798 9,529 9,667 9,665 9,703 9,792 9,808

Participation rate

61.1 62.4 61.9 61.3 61.3 61.3 61.4 61.9 61.9

Employed

8,619 9,067 8,990 8,586 8,824 8,809 8,807 8,928 8,946

Employment-population ratio

55.4 57.3 56.8 55.2 56.0 55.8 55.8 56.4 56.5

Unemployed

885 801 808 943 843 857 895 864 862

Unemployment rate

9.3 8.1 8.2 9.9 8.7 8.9 9.2 8.8 8.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

696 643 718 699 697 726 642 678 715

Participation rate

27.7 25.8 28.8 27.8 27.9 29.1 25.7 27.2 28.7

Employed

483 486 506 482 490 508 481 491 500

Employment-population ratio

19.2 19.5 20.3 19.2 19.6 20.4 19.3 19.7 20.1

Unemployed

214 157 212 217 207 218 161 187 215

Unemployment rate

30.7 24.4 29.6 31.0 29.7 30.0 25.0 27.5 30.1

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,771 14,290 14,403 13,771 14,253 14,291 14,296 14,290 14,403

Civilian labor force

8,755 9,023 9,157 8,778 8,899 9,038 8,934 9,038 9,169

Participation rate

63.6 63.1 63.6 63.7 62.4 63.2 62.5 63.3 63.7

Employed

8,287 8,644 8,804 8,288 8,540 8,680 8,646 8,644 8,794

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.5 61.1 60.2 59.9 60.7 60.5 60.5 61.1

Unemployed

467 379 353 490 359 358 288 394 375

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.2 3.9 5.6 4.0 4.0 3.2 4.4 4.1

Not in labor force

5,016 5,267 5,246 4,993 5,355 5,253 5,363 5,251 5,234

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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